Mr. Jimi Agbaje, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos for the 2015 election, said on Wednesday that the party would remain alive in spite of internal problems. Agbaje, a candidate for the party`s national chairman position, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt that members would keep the party alive, being the main platform for the opposition in the country. He said the decision of delegates to extend the tenure of the Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee was a good option aimed at keeping the party stronger.
“It is obvious that from the situation we found ourselves, we must keep the PDP alive. It is the still the veritable platform for the opposition. So, the best option is what we have taken, which is to extend the life of the caretaker committee, to expand it as we have decided and to give room for whatever litigation,” he said. According to him, members believe that at the end of the day, the truth will prevail because the majority will have their way. “The PDP is definitely not going to die. The PDP is going to fight for its staying alive,” he said. Agbaje also said that he was optimistic that before the end of the year, the party would bounce back stronger and more united. “I’m sure that within the year, we will be very much stronger,” he said.